Texas Rustlers Small Animal Rescue

Small Animal Rescue

Veterinary Care

Did you know that if a guinea pig goes longer than 12 hours without eating he can die?  It is very important to observe any changes in the behavior of your guinea pig or rabbit as they are extremely good at hiding illness! Lack of appetite should be taken seriously. If your bunny or piggy is not eating on his own, please refer to this guide on hand-feeding guinea pigs and this guide for hand-feeding rabbits.

Every rabbit or guinea pig owner should have an experienced veterinarian available to deal with routine exams and illnesses. We also suggest you locate an emergency after-hours facility in your area that has experience with guinea pigs or rabbits. Should a life-threatening situation occur outside of business hours, you’ll be prepared.

While we would like to help any and every animal, financially we are unable to. If you own a sick pet and are unable to pay for the medical expenses, please discuss options or payment plans with your veterinarian’s office.  You also might search for charitable agencies set up specifically to help low income households with veterinary expenses.

We recommend the following vets:

Dr. Effie Giannopoulos
City Veterinary Center
2727 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Dr. Anna Osofsky
Dr. Ashley Champagne

Carrollton West Pet Hospital
3729 Old Denton Rd
Carrollton, TX 75007

Dr. Stephanie LaGrone
Custer McDermott Animal Hospital
9109 Custer Rd
Plano, TX 75025
Dr. Lauren Thielen
Texas Avian and Exotic Hospital
2700 W State Hwy 114
Building 2, Suite A
Grapevine, TX 76051

Dr. Carol Eddy

Corinth Veterinary Clinic

3598 FM 2181
Hickory Creek , TX 75065  US



For after hours / emergency vets we recommend:

Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas

2700 West State Hwy 114

Grapevine, TX 76051


Adopter Recommended Vets:

Dr. Susan Brashear

Main Street Veterinary Hospital

4100 Kirkpatrick Ln.

Flower Mound, TX 75028



Dr. Amanda J. Gardner, DVM
Country Club Pet Hospital
2250 Matlock Road
Mansfield, TX 76063

Leche - Adopted March 2013

Missy - Adopted March 2013

Rudi and Gigi - Adopted March 2013

Crystal - Adopted September 2013